Games, movement, image-making, storytelling, graphics, dialogue, and laughter…
Using innovative group facilitation processes and hands-on artmaking, this workshop introduces participants to diverse arts-infused ways of addressing issues and concerns in and with diverse communities. Art for social change (ASC) practices are used around the world to create insight and action on what matters to participants. This workshop will provide an opportunity to experience some of the methods and perspectives of ASC as well as time for important conversations.
No experience necessary. Just wear comfy clothing and be prepared for fun!
About Judith Marcuse
Judith Marcuse’s career spans over 40 years of professional work as a dancer, choreographer, director, producer, teacher, writer, consultant, and lecturer in Canada and abroad. She has created over 100 original works for live performance by dance, theatre, and opera companies as well as for film and television and has produced seven large-scale, international arts festivals.
Her repertory contemporary dance company toured extensively in Canada and abroad for 15 years, while also producing innovative community residencies and youth programs. Her youth-focused, issue-based ICE, FIRE and EARTH projects, each five years long, involved thousands of youth in workshops, national touring, television production and community collaborations.
Founder and Co-Director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change, Judith is a Senior Fellow of Ashoka International and a Mentor with the Trudeau Foundation. She lectures and consults around the world, most recently in Helsinki, Finland, where she spoke and taught at the University of the Arts.
Among many honours, she has received the Lee and Chalmers Canadian choreographic awards and an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University (SFU). She presently leads a six-year research study on art for social change in Canada which comes to an end early in 2019. In June, 2018, the first cohort in a two-year Master’s program in art for social change received their degrees. Developed by Judith, and offered at SFU, the program is the first of its kind in the country.